These moms decided to get super honest about their post-baby bods and they couldn't be more inspiring
Social media has a way of making things look better than they really are, but these moms are seriously breaking that mould showing off what their babies gave em'.
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Don’t you just hate when a celeb mom posts pictures of her flawless body a mere month or two after giving birth? 

And don't even mention those freakishly fit moms who go around social, posting images of themselves 9 months pregnant with abs and what not. 

If either of the above describes you, then we come in peace. All that haterade is just compliments in disguise. The fact that you are without fault does not make you any less real or worthy of your mom badge. Way to fly the Real Women Can Be Wonder Woman flag, ladies!

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For the rest of us humans, the sight of fabulously fit pregnant or post-pregnancy bods can be damaging to the old self-esteem

Ridiculously high standards of beauty are nothing new if you’re female, that’s why these photos are not only striking, they’re freaking gangster!

If you are tired of social-media-picturesque bodies that may or may not be Photoshopped – but they’re probably not – these images are for you. 

These ladies were brave enough to show off themselves at their most vulnerable, and it's incredibly inspiring. 

Real life women can indeed be Wonder Woman after all. 


2 photos, 2 completely different women. In the first, I was about 6 weeks postpartum and absolutely disgusted with my body. Before you say, “well come on, you just had a baby!” I get it, it takes 9 months to grow, it takes the same to take it off. Still I hated my body, was extremely self conscious and was terrified I would never get back to a body I felt good in. But we have to start somewhere right? I wasn’t just going to sit on my ass and let myself become more depressed, I got off my ass and did something about it. Every single day for the next 7 months, I ate clean, I ate within my portions, I pushed play, I didn’t miss a single workout. Yes, I was exhausted from taking care of a newborn and getting next to zero hours of sleep a night but I was doing this for me and my health and happiness. If I’m not happy, how can I be a good wife and mother? If I’m not healthy, how can I teach my son to be healthy? As we go into Mother’s Day weekend, I want you guys to give yourself and your family the best gift you can, the gift of happiness and health. Stop hiding behind the camera because you hate how you look in pictures. Stop sitting on the sidelines while your kids are running around and having fun because you physically can’t keep up. Stop covering yourself up at the beach and hiding under the umbrella instead of flaunting your strong mom bod and making sandcastles with your kids. Stop hiding. Start living. My next bootcamp starts Monday, join me and I’ll help you get your happiness and your health back. Click the link in my bio or comment below “I’m in” to join! #strongmom #momswhoworkout #momswholiftmorethantheirkids #workoutathome #athomefitness #postpartumhealth #postpartumfit #postpartumweightlossjourney #postpartumfitnessjourney #absafterbaby #postpartumworkout #postpregnancyweightloss #postpregnancyjourney #tiumom #tiuohio

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Small Rant ????‍?? If we’re talking bodies, let’s talk more about what your body does after birth. Not all mamas are gonna “bounce back” to that perfect little cookie cutter body everybody wants. Heck, why does everyone want that so bad anyway? Oh yeah, I forgot...women have a ridiculous body image to uphold if they want to feel “sexy” or “beautiful”. Ladies, I think I’m gonna start a revolution, wanna come? ?? Doctors refer to after baby life (postpartum) as the 4th Trimester and for good reason! Your body just took 9 whole months and some change to stretch out and smash around all your organs to house the perfect little bundle of joy. Your body was not made out of rubber, don’t expect to be a rubber band and get back to “normal” overnight. You’re gonna be a little saggy, you’re gonna have some stretch marks in more places than just your belly, and you’re gonna hate it at first. But try not to be upset about it for too long. You can get your body back if you want, but for the healthiest option let it happen over time. My mama always says “it takes 9 months to make a baby, it’ll take 9 months to get it back to normal”. Spot on mama! I’ve got some hefty love handles and a gooey muffin top, but I’m only 3 weeks postpartum and I have a beautiful life and family. I think I’m beautiful cause I know this is just a temporary state. Hakuna matata my friends! Let’s stop telling mamas to bounce back and instead tell them how much we appreciate their friendship. Tell them how good a mama they are. Tell them you love peanut M&Ms too ???? let’s be more positive to the mamas who just created life ???? Rant over ?? - - - - - - - - - - Ps: new blog post about this topic! ?? click the link in my bio to head over and read it :) #bodypositivity #thisisme #bodypositive #postpartumbody #postpartum #postpartumawareness #loveyourself #mamarolls #happymama #unicornmom #loveeachother #tellhershespretty #rant

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